Mark Zuckerberg is experiencing pressure from all sides. After he refused to remove President Trump’s offensive posts from Facebook, 33 former employees have raised concerns. Some of the people who’ve shown disappointment have helped create Facebook’s original community guidelines. These employees have penned down their thoughts in an open letter which has been published by The New York Times.
This letter makes valid arguments and raises concerns regarding their long-term impact. Former employees believe that these are not the policies on which the company was built on. By allowing Trump’s posts on Facebook, Mark has consciously decided to become part of the wrong side of history.
Zuckerberg continues to argue that social media should not be the “arbiter of truth” and maintained that his personal opinion doesn’t matter when it comes to making professional decisions. He went on to express disgust with Trump’s language and has urged people to stand up against such systemic discrimination.
On Monday, when Zuckerberg was addressing his employees on the recent turn of events, many of them staged a walkout. As a result, Zuckerberg has promised that he will “re-examine policies about states threatening the use of force.”
Here’s the complete letter: